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23 March 2012: Asylum applications in the EU increase from 259,000 in 2010 to 301,000 in 2011
23 March 2012: If there's something you would like to say about immigration, asylum and refugee law, you are very welcome to say it on EIN
21 March 2012: The Supreme Court unanimously dismisses the appeal in ST (Eritrea) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
15 March 2012: On 15 March a ministerial statement was laid in Parliament outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules. The changes will affect migrants under the Point Based Sytstem, Visitors and Overseas Domestic Workers. Most changes will come into affect on 6 April 2012.
6 March 2012: All Statutory Instruments in the EIN Legislation database are now full text, with formatting a close replica of the official versions
29 February 2012: The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) have recommended the annual limit on skilled workers from outside of the European Economic Area should remain unchanged for the next financial year.
29 February 2012: From 6 April 2012, there will be some changes to the procedure for sponsoring a private servant in a diplomatic household under Tier 5 of the points-based system.
29 February 2012: Home Office announces a minimum pay threshold of £35,000 per annum for skilled workers in the Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Sportsperson) routes who want to settle
28 February 2012: Former clients of IAS have until midnight on 28th May 2012 to make a request for retrieval of their files
28 February 2012: New publications issued to highlight the type of work that the SLF will fund and to encourage applications
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Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, 2018 Edition
The current electronic version of the BPG by Mark Henderson, Rowena Moffatt and Alison Pickup freely available on EIN

Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, 2003 Edition
The original 2003 version of the BPG by Mark Henderson [PDF file, 3.16MB]

The financial (minimum income) requirement for partner visas
House of Commons Library report on the minimum income threshold in the Immigration Rules, November 2017

ILPA + EIN Directory of experts
The ILPA Directory of Experts on Countries of Origin on the EIN public site

Case Management Review Hearings Template
Free PDF format pro forma template provided by HJT Training


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